Another native empire, known as Gupta, rose on the ruins of the Kushan kingdom, and embraced nearly the whole peninsula, but it broke up in the 5th century, partly owing to the attacks of new northern invaders, the Huns.
The close resemblance of the Tibetan characters " with heads " to the Gupta inscriptions of Allahabad shows them to have been derived from the monumental writing of the period; and various arguments appear to show that the other Tibetan letters came from the same Indian character in the style in which it was used in common life.
GUPTA, an empire and dynasty of northern India, which lasted from about A.D.
He gave his name to the Gupta era, which continued in use for several centuries, dating from the 26th of February, A.D.
The Gupta dynasty appears to have fostered a revival of Brahmanism at the expense of Buddhism, and to have given an impulse to art and literature.
When Skandagupta died about 480, the Gupta empire came to an end, but the dynasty continued to rule in the eastern provinces for several generations.
(c. 535), after whom it passed "by an obscure transition" into a dynasty of eleven Gupta princes, known as "the later Guptas of Magadha," who seem for the most part to have been merely local rulers of Magadha.
The last known Gupta king was Jivitagupta II., who reigned early in the 8th century.
Fleet, Gupta Inscriptions (1888); and Vincent A.
320) and founded the famous Gupta empire (see Gupta), which survived till it was overthrown by the Ephthalites, or White Huns, at the close of the 5th century.
320 the Gupta empire was founded in India.
320) of Chandragupta I., the founder of the Gupta dynasty and empire (see Gupta), the most extensive since the days of Asoka.
320 was displaced from its position in India by the Gupta dynasty.